Miss Scotland Launches Cycle Challenge
Saturday 21 August 2010
This year's Miss Scotland, Nicola Mimnagh, is lending her support to the annual 4 Abbeys Cycle Challenge in aid of CHILDREN 1ST.
The event takes place on Sunday 26 September and gives riders of all ages and abilities the opportunity to cycle through the spectacular countryside of the Scottish Borders and raise money for Scotland’s leading child welfare charity at the same time.
Nicola Mimnagh, who is an ambassador for CHILDREN 1ST supporter, the People’s Postcode Lottery, said:
“The work that CHILDREN 1ST do in Scotland is hugely important to the lives of vulnerable children and young people. When I was asked to support the event I jumped at the chance. I hope to see lots of people coming out for the 4 Abbeys Cycle Challenge and raise lots of money for the cause!”
Starting and finishing at 100 Aker Wood Garden Centre in Melrose, there are two routes to choose from depending on the ability of the cyclist. The 55 mile main route takes in the four historic abbeys of the Scottish Borders; Melrose, Jedburgh, Kelso and Dryburgh. The 11 mile route is suitable for families and those looking for a more relaxed cycle ride. Both routes involve a couple of steep climbs but the incredible views from the top are well worth the extra effort.
Mafe Marwick, Director of Fundraising and Communications for CHILDREN 1ST, said:
“We are delighted that Nicola is lending her support to CHILDREN 1ST and the 4 Abbeys Cycle Challenge. The participants of the challenge always have a great time and in previous years they’ve raised lots of money for the charity. All of the money raised from this event will go towards giving children and young people across Scotland the help and support they need and deserve.”
Advance registration is highly recommended as places this year are strictly limited. For more information and to register for this event online please visit our Events pages. You can also contact us on 0131 319 8075 and at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is £10 for adults, £7 for concessions and children under 5 are free.
Last updated: Thursday 2 September 2010